5th Annual Greenhouse Short Course

Friday, November 2, 2018 | Ames, Iowa

A one-day course providing the latest and cutting-edge information about greenhouse crop production. The program is for any and all greenhouse growers, including commercial, research, and public sectors.

Pesticide applicator recertification

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has approved the ISU Greenhouse Short Course as a continuing instruction course for commercial pesticide applicator categories 3O, 3G, and 10 for calendar year 2018

An additional fee of $35 is charged for those seeking recertification. Please select this option during online registration if you are seeking recertification.

Program

Time Topic
8:00 am Registration check-in
8:30 Introductions, pre-survey
8:45 Avoid pH issues: The finer points of managing acidity of your growing medium – Dr Paul Fisher, professor and Extension specialist, Floriculture, University of Florida
9:30 Current management techniques for control of thrips, aphids and whiteflies – Dr Luis Canas, associate professor, Entomology, The Ohio State University
10:15 Break
10:30 Equipment calibration, safe application techniques, drift reduction and phytotoxicity – Dr Mark Shour, extension program specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Iowa State University
11:15 Calcium: A tool to reduce Botrytis infection – Dr Jim Faust, associate professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 Labor, automation and space use: Options to improve profitability in a competetive climate – Dr Paul Fisher, professor and Extension specialist, Floriculture, University of Florida
1:30 Using biopesticides to manage greenhouse pests – Dr Luis Canas, associate professor, Entomology, The Ohio State University
2:15 Break
2:30 Poinsettia tips and tricks: From propagation to post-harvest – Dr Jim Faust, associate professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University
3:15 Fertilizing containerized specialty annual bedding plants – Chris Currey, assistant professor, Horticulture, Iowa State University
3:45 Closing comments, post-program survey
4:00 Course adjourns

When

Friday, November 2, 2018

Registration check-in 8:00 AM.
Program begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Where

Reiman Gardens - Garden Room
1215 University Blvd
Ames, Iowa 50011

Parking is available in designated areas adjacent to the gardens entrance.

Sponsors

Register

$60

Early registration, prior to midnight Oct 22

$75

Late registration, prior to midnight Oct 26

$35

Pesticide applicator recertification (optional, in addition to registration)

Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks and course materials.

Reminders

  • Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be completed online prior to midnight, October 26.
  • Class size is limited to 120 and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.
  • Registration is final. There will be no refunds of registration fees for this course. Substitutions will be allowed.
  • Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering

Contact

Chris Currey staff photo

Chris Currey
assistant professor, Horticulture
(515) 294-1917
ccurrey@iastate.edu


For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.